09-27-2013 06:49 PM
yes Joe it is a known document,but there are many forgeries about.cannot call on these pics.
As mentioned it is impossible to give an opinion from that photo. One of the tricks fakers use is to put items in frames as it makes authenticating items harder. And sometimes the asking price can be a give away as well.
Really impossible to tell from this photo it needs to be out of the frame and close up shots taken.
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Here is a page from Hauptmann Stoffregen's Wehrpass with the entry for the Ritterkreuz...14 August 1942....so the data on the document is correct.
It seems like this document at least stands a chance... I'll ask my friend to remove it from the frame for additional photos.
Was there ever any resolution as to real or fake on this document?
I actually am the owner of his Wehrpas posted above.
I believe it's a good one...
Need good photos of the the signature and the gold letterings.
I would agree to have it properly assessed it needs a lot more images I just wasn't sure if the original poster had passed on more images to members.
My reason for asking is a would love to get images to put with Stoffregens group.
I'm afraid Mappe's have always been a bit to pricy for my wallet.